This course introduces students to modern research in astronomy by having them perform some themselves. After learning about binary stars, teams of students will select a binary system, take images of it using the Skynet robotic telescope network, analyze the images in the context of past observations of the system, and write a paper for the Journal of Double Star Observations. Once their paper has been through a process of peer review by the journal editors, the data point can be added to the Washington Double Star Catalogue.
Astronomy Research Seminar
Completion of or enrollment in Honors Intermediate Algebra (OM012)